Fast & Slow Twitch Muscle: The Science Behind How To Jump Higher

Fast & Slow Twitch Muscle: The Science Behind How To Jump Higher
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There are quite a few things that you might want to take into account if you want to learn how to improve your vertical jump.

Of course, you need to understand that vertical jump is something that takes time and patience for you to master... needs your muscles to be capable of contracting explosively and quickly in order to get off the ground as fast as possible.

Two muscle types play an important part in this:

Fast-Twitch muscles: Used for explosive exercise and movement like sprinting and jumping

Slow-Twitch muscles: Used for prolonged movement like distance running or cycling long distances

fast vs slow twitch muscle fibers how to jump higher

The difference in the actual number of those slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscles that you have are capable of determining your potential to jump higher.

However, let’s dig deeper into the muscle types and the things that you need to take into consideration if you're learning how to jump higher:

Muscle Types – The Things to Know

Now, you need to understand that there are two types of muscle fibers – fast twitch as well as slow twitch ones.

Fast Twitch Muscle

How To Jump Higher: Train Fast-Twitch Muscle!

Fast Twitch muscle is known for working without oxygen while the slow-twitch are known for working aerobically (with oxygen).

With this in mind, fast-twitch muscles are known to generate a lot more energy a lot quicker.

This is, however, also why they would also fatigue very fast.

I personally know this form experience. I have a very high vertical jump, but I can only jump so many times explosively before I tire out.

My 10th dunk is never as powerful as my 3rd dunk.

This is because fast-twitch muscle is very explosive, but lacks endurance.

When you train to jump higher your goal must be to train these fast twitch muscle fibers while maintaining slow twitch muscles for stability.

The Jump Manual does this really well using an explosive combination of plyometric and strength training.

Now that we know what muscle we want to train because it increases our vertical, let's talk about the muscle people often wrongly train when trying to jump higher...

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